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Performance optimisation of wind turbine blades with advanced composite textile skins

Supervisor: Dr Marco Vezza
Sponsoring Company: ACT Blade Ltd

This project will investigate, numerically and experimentally, the optimisation of aerofoil sections with flexible, advanced composite skins, applied to lightweight HAWTs. Development of morphing blades, with performance levels tolerant to a degree of skin distortion and other imperfections, is currently a major development area for the wind turbine industry. 

 

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